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Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Possible & unlikely: Herpes seldom recurs outside the area in which you had the initial outbreak. It is extremely painful and tender and presents initially as a blister-like lesion. This sounds like it is something else. Show it to a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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If you have herpes can you get the bumps on your legs?

If you have herpes can you get the bumps on your legs?

Herpes simplex: The outbreaks most commonly occur in the site of initial inoculation of the virus, but other areas can be involved. Lesions on the legs would be quite unusual but anything is possible, even when dramatically unlikely. ...Read more

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What will a Dr prescribe for herpes on the face legs and butt cheeks to heal faster or get rid of?

What will a Dr prescribe for herpes on the face legs and butt cheeks to heal faster or get rid of?

Doubt it's herpes: Your description of such a WIDESPREAD infection which seems to cover BOTH SIDES of the body at the same time is not the usual way that HERPES infections appear. Usually people will have an infection over ONE SIDE of the body only and it is unusual to be on the face AND on a leg at the same time. Do you have pictures you wish to upload for review? Send to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Son may have cold sore, touching it and then grabbed my leg/underwear up my skirt. I'm 36 wks prego. Worried about herpes and baby. Can I get it?

Son may have cold sore, touching it and then grabbed my leg/underwear up my skirt. I'm 36 wks prego. Worried about herpes and baby. Can I get it?

No cause for worry: Herpes is not by such contact. To be ultra safe, mention this to your obstetrician. If she feels it necessary, you can have a blood test to see if you might already have HSV1; if so, you can't get it again. Until your baby is a month old, it will be important to prevent intimate contact of your baby with your son (e.g. no kissing). Otherwise no worries!. Best wishes for you and your growing family ...Read more

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On the lower leg i get this almost cut looking rash, doc said maybe herpes. 1. Does that man I have genital herpes too? 2. If it is herpes can I transfer it to my genitals by touch? 3. How i get it?

Herpes: I know another physician answered this, but I have a different response. Before any other action, you must get the herpes blood tests. All adults should know their herpes status. 90% of people with herpes do not have outbreaks. To culture your rash this late in the game would be unwise. A viral culture would be meaningless if done more than a day or two after the blisters show up. ...Read more

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If you get muscle aches from genital herpes, do they usually occur before a breakout? Would they be all over or just in legs?

If you get muscle aches from genital herpes, do they usually occur before a breakout? Would they be all over or just in legs?

Muscle aches /herpes: This could be due to herpes viremia and may be all over. There is recorded cases of meningitis associated with herpes recurrence but surprisingly the patients did not have skin lesions. But it does point to the fact that disseminated viremia can occur post initial infection f/u/ w /doc , infectious disease https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2095052/ ...Read more

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I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

See Your Doctor: The description and symptoms given do not sound typical for Herpes however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for "bumps" are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get a herpes outbreak on your inner upper thigh?

Is it possible for you to get a herpes outbreak on your inner upper thigh?

Herpes: Genital herpes is a chronic sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). Historically, hsv-2 accounted for a majority of genital infections; however, hsv-1, which usually infects the orolabial area, now accounts for up to 50% of first-episode cases. These are often multiple, resulting in shallow, painful ulcers that may merge. The symptoms last for approximately 7-14 d. ...Read more

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I heard conflicting answers. To get genital herpes you have to come into contact with infected area? Say the infected area is on inner thigh. If I have intercourse w her and never touch the inner thigh. (Covered by a towel) could I still catch it?

I heard conflicting answers. To get genital herpes you have to come into contact with infected area? Say the infected area is on inner thigh. If I have intercourse w her and never touch the inner thigh. (Covered by a towel) could I still catch it?

Possible to get HSV: Visible HSV lesions are infectious but just covering the lesion may not be sufficient to prevent HSV transmission if there is also infectious virus on nearby skin. Avoiding close skin contact when there's a definite HSV outbreak, using condoms at other times & the person taking antiviral meds all significantly reduce HSV transmission. ...Read more

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My mom handed me a mug she doesn't have a cold sore. I have PJ bottoms on I then scratched my thigh while I have PJs on. Can I get genital herpes?

My mom handed me a mug she doesn't have a cold sore. I have PJ bottoms on I then scratched my thigh while I have PJs on. Can I get genital herpes?

Your question: Doesn't really make a lot of sense to me. I can't quite follow it. But basically you need to know that genital herpes requires close skin to skin contact. It doesn't leap through clothing like pjs. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have herpes in my leg?

How can I know if I have herpes in my leg?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. ...Read more

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Ok I have this break out on my right lower outter part of my leg looks like some type of herpes its the only place it has occured 1 time 5yrs ago 2nd 6mos ago 3rd time now started 4 days ago what canb?

Ok I have this break out on my right lower outter part of my leg looks like some type of herpes its the only place it has occured 1 time 5yrs ago 2nd 6mos ago 3rd time now started 4 days ago what canb?

Herpes?: Herpes can show up anywhere. There are several strains, and you can't determine which type it is without a swab. Herpes would come and go in the same place. I suppose it could be a form of pustular eczema. A dermatologist would be able to tell the difference. ...Read more

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Pictures of herpes on inninn leg?

Herpes looks like:: Herpes is usually a cluster of blisters that then become raw open ulcerations of the tissue that is sore. It is very easy to google image this and find common pictures of what herpes looks like. ...Read more

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How can herpes transfer to your lower leg?

How can herpes transfer to your lower leg?

Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way. ...Read more

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Bump on crease where leg meet pubic area. Herpes or cyst? Happened right after i shaved

Bump on crease where leg meet pubic area. Herpes or cyst? Happened right after i shaved

Bacterial infection?: It could be a small bacterial infection or ingrown hair. Use warm soaks several times a day and see a doctor if it gets worse. This shaving trend worries me. Besides making people look like jail-bait, it can increase the risk of bacterial infections, including mrsa. I've seen some nasty cases in which men lost parts of their body they wanted to keep. If you don't like pubes, trim, don't shave! ...Read more

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Ever since i got type two herpes I have been having extremely bad leg and hip pain....Is this common?

Ever since i got type two herpes I have been having extremely bad leg and hip pain....Is this common?

Unrelated: The leg and hip pain are unrelated to the herpes. Have the issue evaluated either by a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more